By the time I graduated from the Bournemouth HND course in 1992, I had already begun to work in professional archaeology. After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 1994 with a BA in Archaeology and Prehistory, I worked as a field archaeologist in a variety of locations, mostly in London and southern England. I moved back to Norfolk to work at NPS Archaeology (formerly Norfolk Archaeological Unit) between 1996 and 2009, becoming a supervisor and then a project officer. After that, until 2017 I worked as a freelance archaeologist, both as a subcontractor and undertaking small-scale fieldwork and consultancy projects. I joined Norfolk County Council Historic Environment Service planning team in 2017, where I was recently promoted to Senior Historic Environment Officer and am currently acting Team Leader.
In addition to my work in the UK I have taken part in archaeological projects in Jordan, Bulgaria, Sudan, Albania, Italy, Romania and the United Arab Emirates. I have been intending to upgrade to MCIfA for a number of years. My recent promotion within Norfolk County Council Historic Environment Service made this more urgent, as this appropriately reflects my skills and experience.